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Publisher's Summary

After an alien invasion devastates humanity, a battered group of survivors huddles in a remote outpost, fighting to endure in a now-hostile world. Resources are dwindling, and internal power struggles threaten to tear apart the fragile last vestige of human society.

Emily Baxter remains haunted by vivid dreams of Earth's new masters. With these nightmares comes concern for her son, Adam, the posthuman world's firstborn child - a child who is ominously marked with red-flecked eyes. While Emily's husband is off on a dangerous mission, she is accused of committing an unthinkable crime and resolves to clear her name by journeying, along with her stepdaughter and their dog, Thor, into the alien wilderness that was once Earth.

All around Emily lurk mysterious new dangers that threaten her and her companions at every turn. Are these perils the final stages of an apocalyptic invasion or the harbinger of something even worse yet to come?

©2015 Paul Antony Jones (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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WTF happened?

I found the first three books enjoyable, but honestly could not finish this one. I think it was because of the narration. The narrator did a great job on the first three books, but for some reason the narrator felt the need to be overly dramatic on this one. I found it so annoying I just couldn't finish.

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Sounds like Captain Kirk is reading

Before posting this review I actually read some other reviews to confirm my issues. The narrator in this book is HORRIBLE! It's almost how Captain Kirk is dramatic with the trailing words in a sentence. Also she stretches the pronunciation of the last word of the sentence. Imagine a narrator saying "You're crazy" and she reads it as "You're crazeee-uh" the uh being an abrupt stop to the stretched out pronunciation. It's like a mutation of a over exaggerated combo of Captain Kirk and that old cartoon mobster that says "listen here seeeee!". Really had to force myself to finish this. If someone told her to read this way they should be forced to listen to this book in slow motion at least a 100 times as punishment.

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I do not remember the narrator being this annoying

I listened to the last three books and enjoyed them. I don't know if the narrator changed her style or the director told her to or what is going on, but I don't remember them being this obnoxious.

At the end of every sentence she extends the wooooooooord. And trails off in a slightly hoarse whisperrrrrrrrrrrr. But not when she's talking for the characterrrrrrs! Only the narration part, which is, unfortunately, most of the tiiiiiiiiiiime. It's like on the last word, she suddenly started smoking 18 packs a day and had a strooooooke. I recommend upping the playback speed to minimize this annoyaaaaaaaaaance. If reading this bothered you, then don't bother listening to this boooooooook.

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Reader almost ruins it

Story is enjoyable and compelling, but please, please, please find a different reader for the next audiobook. This one's incessantly repetitive cadence and melodramatic breathiness almost forced me to stop listening. She. Is. AWFUL.

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Awful Narration

I listened to prior books in this series from the same narrator but I can't listen to this another minute. The narrator's cadence is completely distracting. I actually pulled up her earlier Audible just to see if I was losing my mind, and it's a night and day difference.

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Good book but must read other book s in series 1st

I love this series, HOWEVER the performer on this book is AWFUL! She was good in the first 2 books, but in this book she is so breathy that I had rather listen to the Google voice. If he puts out another book to finish the series I won't buy the audible version. She is really BAD!!

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Terrible narration

Overall this book was ok. I liked the previous books in this series so much better. I don't know what was wrong with the narrator bit she put a severe emphasis on the last syllable of each word. It was annoying.

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Kind of a let down

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

yes, I would want a friend to read the entire series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Genesis?

The false imprisonment and rape. I feel after all of the loss of life humans could let go of their petty behaviors, but they can't. This is nicely shown in this book.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

There was something weird about her voice. She held the last letter of her words in every sentence which really I found irritating. I think this is what made it really difficult for me to listen to. Eventually, I just listened and forced myself not to think about it.

Could you see Genesis being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I think the whole series could be made into a movie, but I do not think each book needs to be a separate movie. The first two in one and the second to in a different movie

Any additional comments?

My biggest problem was with the narrator and the way the series ended.

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Disappointing ending to a fantastic series.

I really enjoyed the first 3 books, in fact I read them one after another and surprisingly the quality and characters were consistent right up to the 4th in the series, this book. Thank you Mr Jones for the first 3 books. I'm sure i will read them many times. They are worth every penny and more.

This fourth book was a dude for me though. First because while the narrator is the same for all of the books in this series, the tone of her voice and intonation is complexly different in this last book and very annoyingly overdone. So....there is that.

Add to that that that in this last series installment all we are suddenly faced with the silly apocalyptic nonsense where almost all men are suddenly evil idiots and rapeists-in-waiting and mostly every character not the love interest or main character turn into sad, (and more than a little mad) stereotypes. What happened to the author and the narrator here? Wow. My advice? Skip this last book entirely or at the very least just pretend it is not from the same series OR from the same narrator.

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Great story - weird narrator

Agree with other reviews - the narrator changed in this book and it was strange and distracting. A breathy William Shatner is a great description.

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  • Angela
  • 08-05-20

Great series, ever changing and captivating storyline.

Love this ‘end of world’ genre and this series captures it completely. High moving and ever changing you cannot wait to read the next book. I read this in Audible and found it very well narrated. Hope the next one lives up to the rest.
Would make a great film!

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  • E
  • 07-23-20

Had to give up

The narration was so awful I gave up. Now reading it on Kindle, for free. A good book spoiled. Surely the narration could be improved or refunds offered.

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  • NarRakasa
  • 12-03-19

I found this book odd

Tell me. When the world has been totally changed by some weird red rain, why would people then question the thought of aliens? The way the characters behave is bewildering. The whole landscape of the planet has changed and yet when one person says it’s due to aliens she’s classed as crazy?!?! I know irl there are those kinds of people but I didn’t think the author would pander to that stereotype of knee jerk reactions. I find the whole dynamics of the people in this book off putting and completely different to how the previous books have portrayed humanity.

Also the narrators changed her voice style with the way she ends her phrases and sentences, in fact it was absurd and distracting as she’s spent the last 3/4 books speaking normally and now opted for an odd husky voice.

Overall what could have been a good series with great potential lost my interest and I found myself for the first time ever, skipping through chapters to just get passed the ridiculous filler parts. Don’t waste money or credits on this

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  • Phil A.
  • 08-11-19

What a disappointment!

After a good start to the series (books 1 & 2), it quickly went downhill with book 4 even worse than book 3. The plot is formulaic and simplistic in structure (oh it's been 3 chapters since anything interesting's happened so let's have a random rockfall). The story moves at snail-like speed and feels like padding's added merely to ensure there's a book 5. Hardly a hint of intrigue anywhere making this the opposite of a 'real page-turner'. And as for the narration - anything other than a North American accent is farcical plus so many mispronounciations of every day words. All in all, books 3 and 4 are definitely to be missed.

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  • Michael kingston
  • 05-09-19

weird narration

narrator suddenly had a really annoying way of finishing her sentences. it just really annoyed me.

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  • ChrisAmzn
  • 04-19-19

Wonderful cliffhanger introduction

A great continuation. Another adventure through the red world and its foes. Well narrated. Surprises.

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  • Jeffus
  • 03-25-19

Hurry with the last book

Really love this series. It simply draws you in at every listen.

The story is quite riveting, as well as intriguing.

Narration seems a little off in this one from Emily, but still well done overall.

Well worth the listen.

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  • cat
  • 06-18-18

Brilliant

What a fantastic story, a real roller coaster, couldn't stop listening. Superb story descriptions that easily and vividly illustrate your imagination whilst reading. Can't wait for book 5

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 05-03-17

Baby love

The last. Ok I read in this series must have been a year ago and I thought the series fabulous reading then. I've had Genesis in my library some time and somehow not listened / read the book. What a mistake. Fabulously exciting , a complete page turner one of the best post apocalyptic series I've come across . A Must Read ( the whole series )

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  • Hayley
  • 03-05-17

Just when you think life couldn't get wores

Looking forward to the next book this one very much unexpected nice twist just when you thinks its all over

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  • RC Rooster
  • 05-26-20

Same narrator, different style

Genesis is another great addition to the Extinction Point books. However, it took me a long while to adapt to the narrator's new reading style. The last word in every sentence is now drawn out and breathy, like a US news anchor. Not a positive change for me, sorry Emily.

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